The question persists: Is deer meat safe?

As chronic wasting disease continues to spread, more hunters are becoming concerned about the potential dangers posed by venison.

Hike of the Week: Lilly Bluff Overlook

Trail: Lilly Bluff Trailhead: Clear Creek Distance: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 240 ft. Difficulty: ModerateThrough the first two months of the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge, every trail has...

Uncooperative calendar monkeys with deer hunters

An unusual calendar layout means a later start to muzzleloader season for Tennessee deer hunters.

Understanding EHD, the disease impacting deer

Something is killing whitetail deer across the northern Cumberland Plateau. It isn’t poachers or predators. Instead, it’s EHD — Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease. Deer are...

Hunters: Get ready for changes due to CWD

Editor's Note — Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was recently discovered in Tennessee for the first time, bringing...

Hike of the Week: Colditz Cove

Trail: Northrup Falls Trailhead: Colditz Cove Distance: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 111 ft. Difficulty: EasyAlmost as soon as you enter the hemlock forest that shrouds the Big Branch...

Hike of the Week: Emory Gap

Trail: Emory Gap Trailhead: Panther Branch (Frozen Head State Park) Distance: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 465 ft. Difficulty: Easy/ModeratePerhaps the only thing more beautiful than the drive up...

Sunbright stuns Lady Indians in semifinal

WARTBURG — For the first time since 2012, Oneida will not be playing in the District 4-A championship game.Sunbright, the district's fifth-seeded team, continued...

Cumberland Trail to be extended in Campbell County

CARYVILLE — The Cumberland Trail State Park announced Thursday that it has been awarded an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team to assist...

Hike of the Week: John Litton Farm

Trail: Litton Farm Loop Trailhead: Bandy Creek Distance: 6.3 miles Elevation Gain: 561 ft. Difficulty: ModerateThe first five weeks of the Independent Herald’s Twenty Week Hiking Challenge featured...

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